Rifat Abdillah

Biography
Rifat gained his bachelor’s degree from International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), Faculty of Human Science, majoring in Political Science. He started his professional experience in public affairs and public policy fields during his undergraduate degree, where he joined a think tank firm in Kuala Lumpur as an intern. After graduation, he pursued his career at a public affairs company based in Jakarta to enrich his experience in consulting. Apart from public affairs and public policy-related matters, he also demonstrated his interest in entrepreneurship by participating in the Hult Prize Business Competition during his undergraduate. He won the first position at the university level and went to represent his university at the regional level.

Experience
His experience in public affairs has been built since his undergraduate, where he joined a think tank firm in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. During the three months of his internship as a researcher, he was involved in various activities, such as organizing high-level summits and participating in focus group discussions and policy recommendations.

After gaining his bachelor’s degree, he joined a public affairs consulting firm based in Jakarta. For almost two years, he was involved in several projects, where he mainly served in policy advisory and media engagement for various sectors ranging from the manufacturing industry to non-governmental organizations. In addition, as an analyst at Kiroyan Partners, he is highly involved in regulatory tracking, issue monitoring, and corporate communication.

Education
Bachelor of Human Science, majoring in Political Science, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2019).

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